I didn’t watch SOUT last night, and not necessarily by choice; we are just too busy here. Leslie Loftis alerted me to another FLOTUS get up that lived up to the expectations:
This is a cocktail dress. She wore one for SOTU 2012, too; that gown was shiny and blue. The First (if I may call her) Lady has a tendency to wear cocktail dresses all day long. I know, I love to dress up too. Unfortunately, by not looking serious when seriousness is called for, Moochelle is sending a message — that she’s not taking her husband serious. And if she doesn’t, why should we? No need to be nervous, Marco.
The President’s favorability is down — not that it matters at this point. He’s in the black on national defense only, and that’s probably because of droning.
All this SOTU news is coming against the rough LAPD ex-cop with some sort of racial grievances on a murder rampage. Don’t you just love how Barack Hussein Obama personally solved all our race problems? And did you know that Christopher Droner loved Michelle Obama’s bangs?
Sarah Palin already fact checked O’s speech, so I don’t really have much to add. If you are not too busy figuring out why all of a sudden you paycheck is smaller, you might notice that in 2010 we surged in Afghanistan for some reason, and now we are for some reason leaving. In the meantime, a recent Medal of Honor recipient former Army Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha politely declined an invitation to sit next to the Flablulous Buttness during the speech. Three years ago, Kimberly Munley, the hero who helped stop the terrorist attack at Fort Hood, was a Presidential guest at the State of the Union. Now she is on record saying that she felt betrayed by Obama who classified the attack as “workplace violence” thus denying proper benefits and military honors to heroes and victims. Currently BO is making further plans to take on our military.
The two MO’s guests who did show up, and were seated right next to the Flabulous Buttness were the parents of the teenage victim of Chicago gang violence Hadiya Pendleton. Their prominent placement signals the centrality of the anti-gun agenda to the President’s policies — nothing new here. This morning when we were packing lunchboxes DH said that he’s glad BO keeps talking about guns. You see, we own stock in Smith and Weston, and every time the Prez opens his mouth about guns, the stock goes up. It’s up 3.5% today.
I did scan the text of the speech this morning. President BO conceded that he’s waging class warfare. Thank you. Blabbed on about the middle class (see my notes on FLOTUS MO’s opinions of her hubby above) and called for more spending on hip grown-up toys, like windmills.
‘Bamster wants to get the states to subsidized babysitting, potentially edging out private (and often religious) pre-schools, or, as he put it politely, “high-quality preschool available to every child in America”. In real world, a “high quality pre-school” is the one where the teachers are nice. The wee ones don’t need any more than that. Oh, and a mommy will do. Anyhow, this might be a Nancy Pelosi’s idea. Not sure how her bankrupt home state of California is supposed to afford it all, or how the millionaires in Congress will be affected.
He also feels that all state should mandate high school graduation. While this sounds nice, universal high school graduation is not a hot idea. Many students simple don’t have the ability, or the drive, or respect for the system. I gather drop outs don’t care much for your little mandates, that’s why many of them drop out. When I went to a junior college, I had many classmates who oped out for the GED, and then went the community college rout, and were doing fine. Instead of mandating graduation, how about designing a challenging curriculum that makes their diplomas meaningful? He topped off his education chat with call for further inflation of the higher education bubble.
The Prez believes that the state of the Union is strong. OK. Then perhaps we can deal without universal pre-school.